All new students are expected to be present on campus during Welcome Week (previously Orientation Week) from Monday 21 – Friday 25 September.
If you must arrive late due to unavoidable circumstances, please read the information below and use the checklists in the Welcome Guide to catch up quickly.
Read the Welcome Guide 2015
Although some of the events listed in the Welcome Guide may have passed by the time you arrive to LSE, the guide alsos contain important information to help you settle in to life at LSE. There is also an events calendar for post-Welcome Week events on page 34, which you might still be able to attend.
Contact your academic department
Many Welcome Week events are compulsory, so you must inform your academic department if you will not arrive on time to attend them. A member of staff in your department can fill you in on what you have missed and find a time to meet with your Academic Advisor or supervisor to finalise your course choices.
Late registration and course choice
You should register for your programme as soon as possible when you arrive on campus and you are not permitted to attend teaching until you have registered. You will receive your student ID card at registration, which you will need to access certain LSE buildings.
For information on late registration, choosing your courses and viewing your timetable, visit the registration webpages. Remember to bring all the required documents with you when you come to register!
Read the "How-to-guides"
Feeling a little lost? Don't worry! We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you to find your feet as quickly as possible.
Watch a recording of the LSE Welcome Presentation
LSE Welcome Presentations are given by senior members of staff at the school and representatives from the Students' Union. They are your opportunity to learn more about the LSE community and our opportunity to welcome you to it, including valuable information about the wealth of support available to you while studying at LSE.
Please check back during the first few weeks of Michaelmas Term to watch a recording of your Welcome Presentation online. You will need to log in with your LSE username and password and select the appropriate presentation.
Tour the campus
The LSExplorer is a self-guided LSE campus tour. You can either download and print the tour yourself, or pick up a hard copy from the Student Services Centre.
Join a club, society or media group
Don't worry if you missed the Freshers' Fair! You can still sign up for societies on LSESU's website. Create an account, add the relevant memberships to your basket and pay at checkout. Alternatively, you can visit the "Activities Resource Centre" (ARC) in the Saw Swee Hock Centre to chat with LSESU staff.
There will contrinue to be events to help you settle in to life at LSE beyond Welcome Week. Check out the Teaching and Learning Centre webpage for details and to book your place.
Please note that you must be registered before you can sign up for these events.